Management of Digital Collections with Winisis and Other Information Technologies

Rajasekharan, K. Management of Digital Collections with Winisis and Other Information Technologies. Kelpro Bulletin, 2005, vol. 9, n. 1-2, pp. 17-32. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The paper discusses about some easily manageable information technologies that can be fruitfully utilized by academic libraries in a modern networked environment. The paper points out that librarians should learn to utilize similar technologies, in order become significant partners in the academic activities in their institutions. Creation of a digital library of full text documents by using Unesco’s Winisis, easy management of audio and video documents in digital form, web enabling of Winisis database using apache server software and Genisisweb, digital library building using Greenstone, creation of database that facilitates easy opening of websites without having the hassles of remembering the difficult website addresses, making available all these digital services through a gateway of local homepage etc are briefly discussed in the paper. The Winisis database described above can be copied into cd-rom for wider distribution by using GenisisCD software. The article provides details of Weblis – a web-based free software for library cataloguing and circulation developed by using CDS/ISIS as back end - available for free download from internet. Web address of the manuals and tools used in the paper are also provided. In short, the paper provides a narrow slit for modern librarians to enter in to the wide world of helpful information technologies that can be used fruitfully in modern libraries.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: library, technologies, information, digital, Winisis, Greenstone, digital publishing
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HI. Electronic Media.
Depositing user: Rajasekharan K
Date deposited: 16 Mar 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:06


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